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Best bedside cot for co sleeping while breastfeeding that doesn't cost a small fortune?

(38 Posts)
FromageFrog Tue 23-Jul-13 12:33:17

I don't think I can stretch to nearly £300 for an 'arms reach', as much as I would love to.

Which one would you recommend?

5madthings Tue 23-Jul-13 12:35:37

There was a poster on mnet who got one from the fern an amazon sits for £100! I will see if I can find the thread, it wasn't long ago.

showtunesgirl Tue 23-Jul-13 12:42:11

Take some measurements and see if one of the Ikea cot beds are the right height for you. Most of them have one side you can take off and a lot of people take it off, tether the cot to the side of the bed and if there is any gap, they fill it with foam.

5madthings Tue 23-Jul-13 12:45:25

Links on this thread to the German amazon site. There was another thread more recently as well but I can't find that one.

tinierclanger Tue 23-Jul-13 12:46:23

I got the baby bay from amazon .de. Much cheaper than buying in uk.

5madthings Tue 23-Jul-13 12:46:42

anothernamechangerreally Tue 23-Jul-13 12:48:24

Get the ikea one and convert it yourself by taking 4th side off. Very easy. Will look for link.

anothernamechangerreally Tue 23-Jul-13 12:49:09

FromageFrog Tue 23-Jul-13 12:51:08

I didn't know about that about German Amazon, thanks for the links 5madthingssmile

Tinierclanger - would you rate the baby bay? Did you buy the basic model?

I was thinking of an Ikea cot but then I was worried how the baby would feel being in such a big space?

anothernamechangerreally Tue 23-Jul-13 13:15:33

We didn't have a problem with the size tbh. If you think about it all the bedside ones are 'open' anyway on the 4th side.

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 13:38:46

The NCT shop hires out those clip on bedside cots- I'm seriously thinking of getting one. You can buy it for £300 or hire it for 6 months for £99. I'm thinking of hiring it - they do last for up to 8 months depending on the size of your baby (I'm assuming you could extend the hire period if you want) I just thought it's not that much more than a moses cot, lasts longer and would be better for BF at night and keeping baby secure and happy. here's a link- there are other bed nest/cots that attach to the bed on the website tho not sure if you can hire any of the others:

funny I was just talking about this on another thread!

HazleNutt Tue 23-Jul-13 13:38:47

I have the German Fabimax, very happy with it.

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 13:42:24

just looking at the website- anyone know how to translate a web page?? Also, 5madthings what was the postage cost from there?

a good option by the looks of it if you don't want to hire...

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 13:43:13

oh sorry- my question about buying from the german website should be for tinierclanger!

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 13:44:14

sorry another question- so does it come with a 4th side so you can put that side up if you decide to have it as a stand alone cot? The NCT cot does this.

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 13:46:17

last post! look on ebay too- some of those bednest cots are going - cheaper than full price tho you'd have to buy a new mattress...

fertilityFTW Tue 23-Jul-13 13:49:16

We got a generic one off eBay for £40 (had this downstairs as I slept in the living room for a week or so after c-section) - and also have an Ikea Gulliver which we set up between our bed and the wall with one side off - this is great value as it'll last for ages as a proper 4-sided cot once DD is a little older rather than be practically useless after 6mths.

fancyanother Tue 23-Jul-13 13:49:44

Kiddicare have one in their shop. Haven't looked into it properly as I no longer have a baby, but I looked at it and thought 'Oh thats good. It took me ages to get a cheap bedside cot'!

HazleNutt Tue 23-Jul-13 15:42:40

If you are interested in the Fabimax as well then the postage from German amazon is 14 eur and you have to order the 4th side separately, 27,90 eur:

Smerlin Tue 23-Jul-13 15:50:18

I'm hiring the NCT bednest for £99- you can only extend the hire by one month past the 6 month agreement but not sure it would last any longer than that anyway tbh.

PlantGirl Tue 23-Jul-13 20:23:52

Baby bay cots are much cheaper in France and Germany than here (I think less than £200, instead of 300 in uk). My parents are in France a lot and i got them to get one delivered from French amazon and bring it back in the car. Not an option for everyone, I know, but if you knew someone over there...

mumoftwoboysS Tue 23-Jul-13 20:43:03

damn I wish I'd known that before- was in France a few weeks ago! smile

filee777 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:45:11

We just got a normal cot, adjusted it to the right height, whacked a couple of L brackets in and it was fine

Cost about £30 including the price of the second hand cot

MarianaTrench Tue 23-Jul-13 21:18:09

I adapted an ikea one and used it from birth. Neither inhabitant has seemed bothered about the big space and it's meant far more sleep for me.

MissHinky Tue 23-Jul-13 22:09:52

We've just had the BabyBay delivered today (from NCT Shop). It was just under £300 (which is a lot) but also includes a side to make it a stand alone crib if needs be and a mattress as well.

We were lucky that it was brought for us otherwise I'm not sure we'd have spent as much.

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